Butterfly Watch 2013

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by juneil5 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:43 pm

I;ve seen no Brimstones. But plenty of Commas, Meadow & Hedge browns, Small Tortoiseshells, Peacocks, Skippers & various Whites

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by billdango » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:39 pm

I saw a brimstone butterfly today as well as a common blue.

Also lots of peacocks and red admirals.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:19 pm

Lots of small skippers, Peacocks and five painted ladies (which we grew ourselves.
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by fern Rob » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:58 pm

Seen loads of butterfly's today due to most flying in the poly tunnel and having to let them out.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:01 am

Literally hundreds of butterflies around at the moment. More butterflies than any other small creature at the moment. 100s of whites, Peacocks and loads of tortoisehells. Living closer to the countryside has made a big difference.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by fern Rob » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:03 am

Seen a lot this morning now the garden is in flower.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:39 pm

26 Peacocks on one bush today.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by flounder » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:06 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:26 Peacocks on one bush today.
Thats when you need pictures!
I had three types of white all together on the buddleia today, went in to get the camera and of course they'd dispersed by the time I'd got back out!

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:24 pm

flounder wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:26 Peacocks on one bush today.
Thats when you need pictures!
I had three types of white all together on the buddleia today, went in to get the camera and of course they'd dispersed by the time I'd got back out!

I had camera in hand but didn't take a photo! Most were quite high up on a large buddleia

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by cheshirepalms » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:18 pm

Saw this today, meadow brown? Lots of large and small white and too many peacocks to count!
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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by fern Rob » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:23 pm

Seen a small copper butterfly.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by billdango » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:28 pm

cheshirepalms wrote:Saw this today, meadow brown? Lots of large and small white and too many peacocks to count!
The butterfly in the picture is a female gatekeeper.[ Pyronia tithonus]
The male is slightly smaller and darker with a sex brand on the fore wings.

The meadow brown is a larger and darker butterfly then the gatekeeper and is mainly found in long grass.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Conifers » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:52 pm

fern Rob wrote:Seen a small copper butterfly.
Me too icon_thumright
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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by fern Rob » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:48 am

Small coppers are quite rare to see around here.

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Re: Butterfly Watch 2013

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:16 pm

Not a butterfly but a moth. I found this elephant hawk moth in the garden.
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